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[Arthropod] 7th Arthropod Genomics Symposium & VectorBase Wkshp, 6/12-15, Univ of Notre Dame-Registration OPEN

Doris Merrill via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by dmerrill from k-state.edu)
Thu Jan 31 13:51:07 EST 2013


Seventh Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium and VectorBase Workshop 
June 12 - June 15, 2013, University of Notre Dame 

Position yourself at the forefront of insights in genomic approaches to arthropods and learn about the development of tools for genomic analysis. 

(visit: http://globalhealth.nd.edu/7th-annual-arthropod-genomics-symposium/) 

Early Discount Registration: March 29, 2013 
Hotel Reservations: May 17, 2013 
Poster Abstracts 
for platform presentation: March 1, 2013 
for display as poster: March 29, 2013 
Registration: May 17, 2013 

Combined Symposium & VectorBase Workshop - $425 (after 3/29 - $575) 
Symposium ONLY - $375 (after 3/29 - $475) 
VectorBase Workshop ONLY - $100 (after 3/29 - $150) 

Combined Symposium & VectorBase Workshop - $200 (after 3/29 - $300) 
Symposium ONLY - $175 (after 3/29 - $250) 
VectorBase Workshop ONLY - $50 (after 3/29 - $100) 

REGISTRATION for the Arthropod Genomics Symposium includes a welcome reception Thursday evening and dinner on Friday. Cost of the optional Saturday evening dinner at the Jordan Hall of Science is $50 ($35 for students). 

Serap Aksoy, Yale University 

Dan Lawson, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) 
Susan Brown, Kansas State University 
Stephen Richards, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine 
Terrance Murphy, NCBI 

Amy Toth, Iowa State University 
Dave Denlinger, Ohio State University 

Jennifer Brisson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
Michael Goodisoman, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Rob Waterhouse, University of Geneva/Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Andy Clark, Cornell University 
Peter Cherbas, Indiana University 

Leslie Vosshall, The Rockefeller University 
Brian Lazzaro, Cornell University 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The conference is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of Arthropods, both model organisms and those of agricultural or health relevance. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend. 

POSTERS: Poster sessions will be held Friday and Saturday. Posters should be related to studies of Arthropods using genomic approaches. Please follow the abstract guidelines that are posted on the symposium website. Submit abstracts for consideration as oral / platform presentations by Friday, March 1, 2013. Platform presentations will be chosen from submitted abstracts. Poster abstracts for presentation during poster sessions are due Friday, March 29, 2013. 

SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET: An optional banquet at the University of Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science is scheduled for Saturday night. The separate charge for this optional activity is $50 ($35 for students). 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: VectorBase Workshop (lectures and hands-on sessions, poster session) 

Thursday, June 13, 2013 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm: VectorBase Workshop (lectures and hands-on sessions) 
6:00- 8:00 pm: Registration, Foyer outside meeting room 
6:00- 9:00 pm: Poster Set-up 

7:00- 9:00 pm: Dinner 
7:30- 7:35 pm: Opening Remarks 
Keynote Speaker 
7:35- 8:30 pm: Serap Askoy, Yale University 
8:30-10:00 pm: Welcome Reception 

Friday, June 14, 2013 
I5K Session 
2:00- 3:30 Dessert and Coffee 

Saturday, June 15, 2013 
2:00- 3:30 Dessert and Coffee 

VectorBase HANDS-ON WORKSHOP (optional pre-meeting workshop) 
June 12, 1:00 pm to June 13, 5:00 pm 
Seating is limited to 30 people, please register early to ensure a seat. VectorBase is a Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) focused on invertebrate vectors of human disease. VectorBase currently hosts 13 vector genomes, all of which are associated with well-established and characterized laboratory colonies. Vector genome projects currently in progress or planned include field-collected specimens. The goal of the workshop is to present a brief overview of the NEW VectorBase website and offer a training and data analysis opportunity to users. This two-day event will comprise a mixture of lectures and hands-on practical sessions where users can discuss their own data sets/problems with the instructors and fellow attendees. The instructors will be vector bioinformaticians and biologists. When you register please include your 1) research interest detailing your aims, hypotheses, research questions, gene or genes of interest; 2) data type you work with or would like to work with, e.g. RNA-seq, re-sequencing, SNP calls and; 3) data status, e.g. raw, processed or ready for submission (200 words maximum). The training room has no computers for participants to use during the workshop, please bring your own laptop. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own data to make the best out of the workshop. 


Residence Hall Lodging: Air-conditioned residence halls at the University of Notre Dame are available the nights of June 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2013. The single rate is $52 with a double of $40 per person/per night. Please be sure to include your roommate's name when choosing a double or you could be charged for a single. Blankets, sheets, and towels are provided during your stay. Lavatories and showers are shared in common with separate men's and women's facilities on each floor. There is no provision for more than two persons per room. Requests for adjoining rooms cannot be guaranteed, but will be honored if possible. 

The Inn at Saint Mary’s: Rooms are being held at the The Inn at Saint Mary’s (574-232-4000), 53933 US 933, South Bend, IN, for the nights of June 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2013. The rate is $123.17/night (which includes limited breakfast and applicable taxes). When calling the hotel be sure to identify yourself as attending Arthropod Genomics. There will be a shuttle from the hotel to the conference center. To reserve a room, call the The Inn at Saint Mary's or click here. 


The University of Notre Dame is about 15 minutes by car from the South Bend Regional Airport (SBN), about two hours by car from Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport (ORD), and about 90 minutes by car from Midway International Airport (MDW). 

Coach USA maintains a bus shuttle several times daily between campus and both Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway airports. 

The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (corner of Michigan and Randolph) to South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend (about a two-hour trip). From the airport, the Notre Dame campus is approximately a 15-minute ride by car. Various transportation methods are available (e.g. taxi, rental car, limo). 

CONFERENCE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION (visit: http://globalhealth.nd.edu/7th-annual-arthropod-genomics-symposium/) 

Non-Discrimination Policy: The University of Notre Dame does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs or in employment. 
The University has designated the Director of its Office of Institutional Equity to handle all inquiries regarding its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Title IX and Section 504 coordinator may be contacted as follows: Director, Office of Institutional Equity, 414 Grace Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556; Telephone: (574)631-0444. 

Doris Merrill, dmerrill from k-state.edu 
Eck Institute for Global Health 
University of Notre Dame 

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